They’ve basically admitted that they have unparalleled power to take from their customers with impunity but… they have no immediate plans to do so. This does not comfort me the way they seem to think it should. The point remains that they reserve the right and the power to take from you, without issuing a refund. That power is inherent in online activation, which is one reason why I’ve opposed it from the start.
Still, this might be good news for some of you who who saw this as the last straw. I still wouldn’t trust these guys with my money. I mean, they don’t trust me with their software, and this is a two-way street. But if you were willing to do business with them before, then don’t let the previous post change your stance. They’ve backed off from that.
So… Happy Halloween, I guess.
(And this just killed an upcoming Stolen Pixels. Dangit. Just when I count on them to be evil. Maybe I’ll post it here or something.)
The Best of 2012
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2012.
Games and the Fear of Death
Why killing you might be the least scary thing a game can do.
How to Forum
Dear people of the internet: Please stop doing these horrible idiotic things when you talk to each other.
Joker's Last Laugh
Did you anticipate the big plot twist of Batman: Arkham City? Here's all the ways the game hid that secret from you while also rubbing your nose in it.
PC Gaming Golden Age
It's not a legend. It was real. There was a time before DLC. Before DRM. Before crappy ports. It was glorious.